Calls for an end to conflict in CAR as the country prepares to welcome the Pope

As the Central African Republic prepares for the visit of Pope Francis to Bangui this weekend, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is urging the country’s warring groups to be inspired by the visit to rebuild the nati

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Pope Francis calls for strong climate agreement during visit to UN office in Nairobi

During a visit to UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Pope Francis today called on world leaders to seal a strong agreement at the upcoming UN climate change conference (COP21), stating that transforming current development models is a "political and economic obligation."

5000 journalists expected at UN for annual meeting

As global leaders gather for the world’s most prolific annual international meeting at the UN in New York, media from all corners of the planet are deciding how best to cover the event.

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UN counts on Catholic Church to help promote dignity for all, Ban tells Pope Francis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the personal commitment of Pope Francis I to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development, and said he counted on the Catholic Church to continue working closely with the United Nations to promote a life of dignity for all.

Addressing General Assembly, Pope stresses major UN role on raft of issues

Pope Benedict XVI today stressed the United Nations' major role in seeking a better world as he highlighted, during an address to the General Assembly, the need to protect human rights, ensure development, security and reduce local and global inequalities.

Ban Ki-moon welcomes Pope Benedict, stressing common mission

Welcoming a guest he invited to the United Nations a year ago, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed to Pope Benedict XVI today the fundamental goals that unite the world Organization and the Roman Catholic Church.

Vatican City and UN Headquarters have geographical similarities, says Pope

Pope Benedict XVI drew a parallel between United Nations Headquarters in New York and the Vatican City today as two tiny geographical entities that are hubs with vast worldwide influence.

Pope Benedict XVI to speak at UN Headquarters next week

Pope Benedict XVI will address the General Assembly and staff of the United Nations in separate events at UN Headquarters next Friday during the first day of a visit by the head of the Roman Catholic Church to New York.

Annan congratulates newly elected Pope Benedict XVI

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today congratulated Pope Benedict XVI on his assumption of the papacy and wished the new leader of the Catholic Church "every strength and courage as he takes on his formidable responsibilities."

Annan attends Pope’s funeral, lauding him as uniter of diverse peoples

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City today, praising the pontiff as “one of the greatest spiritual figures of our time” and joining hundreds of thousands of people gathered there in reflection and prayer.